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April 1, 1865 Battle of Five Forks

George Pickett [CS] could not withstand the federal envelopment move around Petersburg that began here.
Virginia
  Siege of Petersburg
  Philip Sheridan
  Gouverneur K. Warren
  George Pickett
April 2, 1865
April 9, 1865
Battle of Fort Blakely Alabama
April 2, 1865 With the Petersburg line crumbling, Lee informs Davis he will abandon his position that evening. The Confederate government evacuates Richmond and Mayor Joseph Mayo surrenders the city to General Godfrey Weitzel. Virginia
  Richmond, Virginia
  Robert E. Lee
  Jefferson Davis
  Siege of Petersburg
April 2, 1865 Battle of Selma

Wilson [US] defeats Forrest [CS]
Alabama
  Nathan Bedford Forrest
April 3, 1865 Union troops occupy Petersburg and Richmond Virginia
  Richmond, Virginia
April 4, 1865 President Lincoln visits Richmond, walking to the Confederate White House among cheering crowds, mostly freed slaves. A detachment of 10 men protected him. Virginia
  Richmond, Virginia
  Abraham Lincoln
April 4, 1865 Battle of Jetersville Virginia
April 6, 1865 Battle of Sayler's Creek (Sailor's Creek)

George Meade [US] defeats John Gordon [CS], Dick Ewell [CS], and R. H. Anderson [CS]. Anderson and Ewell accidentally became separated from the main body of Lee's Army. 8,000 Confederate soldiers are forced to surrender
Virginia
  George Meade
  John B. Gordon
  Richard Ewell
April 7, 1865 Grant begans communication with Lee known as the "Surrender Letters." Virginia
  Surrender Letters
  Robert E. Lee
  Ulysses S. Grant
April 8, 1865 Battle of Appomattox Station

Cavalry under Phillip Sheridan strikes the rail depot south of the Appomattox Court House, driving Rebels back and capturing essential supplies
Virginia
  Appomattox (or Appomattox Court House)
  Battle of Appomattox
  Philip Sheridan
  George Armstrong Custer
April 9, 1865 After attempting to break-out of the Union envelopment, Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysess S. Grant at the home of Wilmer McLean in Appomattox Court House Virginia
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Robert E. Lee
  Appomattox (or Appomattox Court House)
  Battle of Appomattox
  Surrender At Appomattox
  George Armstrong Custer
  James Longstreet
  Edward O. C. Ord
April 11, 1865 Confederate government withdraws to North Carolina
April 14, 1865 United States President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated on Good Friday by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre, Washington, D. C.
  Ford's Theater
  Abraham Lincoln
  Washington D. C.
April 15, 1865 Abraham Lincoln dies in a boardinghouse opposite Ford's Theater. Andrew Johnson takes the oath of office.
  Abraham Lincoln
  Andrew Johnson
April 18, 1865 Sherman and Johnston reach agreement on the surrender of all remaining armies in the Confederacy.
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Joseph E. Johnston
April 19, 1865 The nation mourns U. S. President Abraham Lincoln at his funeral in Washington, D. C.
  Abraham Lincoln
  Washington D. C.
April 24, 1865 General William T. Sherman [US] learns of President Johnson's rejection of his surrender terms to Joe Johnston. General Grant, who personally delivered the message, orders Sherman to commence operations against Johnson within 48 hours. Sherman is incensed but obeys orders. North Carolina
  Joseph E. Johnston
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Andrew Johnson
April 26, 1865 P. G. T. Beauregard [CS] surrenders, Durham Station, North Carolina.
  P. G. T. Beauregard
April 26, 1865 Joe Johnston surrenders to William Tecumseh Sherman
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Joseph E. Johnston
April 26, 1865 John Wilkes Booth is shot while fleeing a burning tobacco shed. Virginia
April 27, 1865 Carrying former prisoners-of-war the Sultana explodes on the Mississippi River near Memphis.
April 29, 1865 Commercial shipping restrictions lifted from most Confederate ports
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